Tidal dissipation in the oceans: astronomical, geophysical and oceanographic consequences

@article{Lambeck1977TidalDI,
  title={Tidal dissipation in the oceans: astronomical, geophysical and oceanographic consequences},
  author={Kurt Lambeck},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1977},
  volume={287},
  pages={545 - 594}
}
  • K. Lambeck
  • Published 19 December 1977
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The most precise way of estimating the dissipation of tidal energy in the oceans is by evaluating the rate at which work is done by the tidal forces and this quantity is completely described by the fundamental harmonic in the ocean tide expansion that has the same degree and order as the forcing function. The contribution of all other harmonics to the work integral must vanish. These harmonics have been estimated for the principal M2 tide using several available numerical models and despite the… 

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